We hear a lot about the benefits of whole grains – so much so that you may find yourself wondering what, exactly, is a whole grain? By definition, a whole grain is a grain that is not refined. Whole grains contain the bran, endosperm, and germ of the crop. Maintaining the bran, endosperm, and germ makes whole grains very dense in nutrients.
These griddle cakes with blueberry sauce contain flaxseed and oat flour to provide a boost of fibre to help keep you feeling full longer.
Adapted from Pinch of Yum, this cozy, bright, and nourishing “golden temple” soup is loaded with anti-inflammatory ingredients like turmeric, cauliflower, and cashews.
One-pan meals are ideal for the busy individual, and this recipe for a one-pan lemon roasted salmon with potatoes and asparagus covers all of your nutritional bases.
This spicy sweet potato soup recipe is the perfect addition to your repertoire and also contains a secret ingredient: chickpeas!
Cauliflower-based substitutes are everywhere these days. Turns out, it’s a pretty delicious alternative for potato salad too!
This recipe for Instant Pot Moroccan Chickpea Stew is full of protein and fiber. Plus, it incorporates a fall favourite – pumpkin!
These chicken meatballs substitute oats to help retain their structure, plus can easily be made gluten-free without sacrificing flavour or nutrition.
Barley is the key to this dish! An underused grain, it makes this soup delicious and filling.
Not everyone who has tried eliminating gluten from their diets has experienced beneficial change but some have noted health improvements.
Quinoa is a versatile gluten-free grain that is high in complete protein, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and fibre. For a complete meal add a protein (meat, tofu)
Buckwheat does not contain “wheat” and is gluten free. We refer to buckwheat as a whole grain, yet is it actually a fruit seed related to the rhubarb family.
This gluten free, low sodium vegetarian dish balances carbohydrates, protein, healthy fat and fibre. It is also high in vitamins, folate and calcium.